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Vortex Quake 2 is an Action-RPG for Quake 2! The first playable version of it was release in 1999 and here we are, still going strong!

Kill players and monsters for experience to earn levels. Every level you recieve ability and weapon points. Use points to get unique abilities and upgrade your weapons! Become a tank, spawn monsters to fight for you, or deploy devices to aid you in battle! With 11 classes and 100+ abilities, there is NEVER a dull moment in Vortex!

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0 comments by ghz on Apr 11th, 2009

If you came here wondering why there hasn't been an update in... forever, I'll explain. Before version 4.3, there was a lot of demand from the community that I add new content. The main problem is that major updates obviously take time. I spent at least a hundred hours of development time creating and testing/debugging the new content. When 4.3 was finally released, everyone was happy to try it out, but then criticism came. I worked on minor updates to address these concerns as best I could, but--inexplicably--almost the entire player-base disappeared overnight. To say it was disheartening is an understatement. I always promised that I would work on Vortex as long as I had players, but when everyone left, I saw little reason to stick around.

Flash forward to today. My player-base is still gone. I've been busy with work/"Real Life"(tm), but I thought I would throw out one last update. An old-time player called version 4.3 "Sporetex" because spores were overpowered. This update will hopefully correct that (and a few other things).

** Reduced obstacle addon health to 150 (from 250)
** Reduced maximum spore count to 3 (from 4)
** Reduced spore addon health to 10 (from 20)
** Reduced spore addon damage to 15 (from 25)
** Fixed divide by zero bug in vrxinfo menu (hit percent and frag percent)

We have created an AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) Vortex contact list over here:

The idea is to allow all Vortex players to communicate in real-time to help organize games. It wasn't practical when we had hundreds of players, but with such a small player base it might be the only way to avoid playing alone. I have joined the list and I ask you to do the same. It would also help if you try to find at least one other person in your gaming group to try Vortex. They can download the whole game and comprehensive guides in just a few clicks. Please help Vortex by restoring our player base! Thanks for your support.

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Quake 2 Vortex Full Install

Quake 2 Vortex Full Install

Apr 12, 2009 Full Version 0 comments

This is the Quake 2 demo with R1Q2 and the Vortex client files.

Vortex Quake 2: Standard Client Download

Vortex Quake 2: Standard Client Download

Jul 26, 2008 Full Version 0 comments

If you already have Quake 2, here's the mod files (and some maps). Just extract to your Quake 2 installation directory and then connect to a server. Any...

Vortex Quake 2: Ability (skill) Descriptions Guide

Vortex Quake 2: Ability (skill) Descriptions Guide

Jul 26, 2008 Guides 1 comment

This guide explains all of Vortex's abilities. You may also want to download the Getting Started guide if you are new to this game.

Vortex Quake 2: Quick-Start Guide

Vortex Quake 2: Quick-Start Guide

Jul 26, 2008 Tutorials 1 comment

This PDF explains everything you need to know to play Vortex Quake 2. You may also want to download the ability descriptions guide that explains what...

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GodlyMerlin Sep 22 2012, 7:08pm says:

I'm going to try and get some players, when you going to set up another server Ghz?

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kvaki Jun 22 2012, 11:09pm says:

usa server

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kvaki Jul 2 2012, 11:29pm replied:

newer usa server ip

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kvaki Jun 20 2012, 9:04pm says:

server up in chile

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MadGodOryx Apr 28 2012, 12:28pm says:

Anyone else still hosting any servers?

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kvaki Jul 2 2012, 11:28pm replied:

newer usa server

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Darkzard Jun 11 2012, 2:05pm replied:


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0Buzz Nov 8 2011, 7:29pm says:

Everyone, go to my "Eternal Tech" project!. You'll see something cewl :D.

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geezer82 Sep 7 2011, 12:25pm says:

Found another vortex serevr

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Darkzard Oct 20 2011, 10:34pm replied:

We have a server Up and running with the latest version we could've asked for: 4.63 modified slightly for our needs.
Server listing at
and server IP specifically at

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